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Sep 2017
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Urban Land/ULI

ARCADE – A City to Love: Auckland’s Vision of a Public Realm

Barbara Swift and the 2015-2016 University of Washington Runstad Affiliate Fellows present spectacular and relevant findings from their research in Auckland, New Zealand in ARCADE’s Fall issue. For launch party information, please see the attached full announcement. For the issue see arcadenw.org.

May 2017
press release
Urban Land/ULI

Urban Land/ULI – Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

ULI’s Urban Land lists Stone 34 and 2+U as essential examples of where Seattle is going –  generous community and people places.  Swift Company is landscape architect and urban designer for both, reflective of our deep-seated commitment to place and a vibrant urban life. See: Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

May 2017
press release
UW Station Receives a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award

Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award

The Sound Transit University of Washington Station receives a design excellence award for its exceptional effort in exemplifying the values of the Design Commission – Inspired design, contextual integration, innovative sustainability, social inclusion, exemplary partnerships, effective investment and impeccable execution.  Swift Company is honored to have led site planning and design during all phases.

May 2017
press release
Barbara Swift

American Society of Landscape Architects 2017 Student Awards Jury

Barbara Swift will serve as the chair of the ASLA 2016 Student Awards Jury honoring the exceptional work and thinking of students in the United States and around the world. 

Dec 2016
award
Thompson Hotel Awarded NAIOP State Hospitality Development of the Year

Thompson Hotel Awarded NAIOP State Hospitality Development of the Year

The Thompson Hotel at 1st and Stewart is a Touchstone project, with OKA  and Swift Company. The NAIOP award honors the Thompson Hotel out of nearly 60 commercial, industrial, and residential development projects in Seattle for 2016. See the complete award nomination here. 

Dec 2016
award
Sound Transit UW Light Rail Station Recognized with an AIA Seattle Award of Merit

Sound Transit UW Light Rail Station Recognized with an AIA Seattle Award of Merit

The University of Washington Light Rail Station received a 2016 Merit Award from the Seattle AIA chapter. UW University Architect Rebecca Barnes says of the project, “The station beautifully and intricately navigates an almost unbelievably complex urban node.” See the full award submission here.

Dec 2016
award
Seattle Public Utilities South Transfer Station honored with 2016 WASLA Merit Award

Seattle Public Utilities South Transfer Station honored with 2016 WASLA Merit Award

The SPU South Transfer Station received a 2016 merit award from the WASLA. The project is celebrated for its thoughtful integration of program, circulation, and its showcase of reclaimed treasures—bringing new recognition to a long-standing facility employee practice. See the award submission here.

Sep 2016
award
Craig Thomas Discover and Visitor Center

Grand Tetons National Park Craig Thomas Visitor Center Awarded 2016 ASLA Honor Award

We are honored to announce Swift Company’s project Grand Teton National Park Craig Thomas Discover + Visitor Center has been awarded a 2016 ASLA Honor Award. The 2016 Awards Jury praised the project as, “Beautiful, awe-inspiring,” and that it, “doesn’t compete with the wilderness.” To see the full award, please visit here. To read about the project, please visit here